February 10, 2021
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 19, Issue 6


In This Issue

 Featured Books

The Complete Guide to LIMS and Laboratory Informatics: 2020 Edition

 Featured Content

02/10/2021 - NEOTECH Suppliers to distribute QLIMS in Pakistan and the Gulf area

OnQ Software, a market leading manufacturer of LIMS has today announced an exciting new partnership with NEOTECH Suppliers PVT LIMITED. The agreement involves the distribution of OnQ Software’s QLIMS into the Gulf Area and Pakistan market to further expand its European presence.

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02/10/2021 - Abbott Informatics Announces the Release of STARLIMS SDMS V12.2

Abbott Informatics is pleased to announce the release of STARLIMS SDMS (Scientific Data Management System) V12.2. In addition to being available as part of the Abbott Informatics STARLIMS integrated solution, it is now available as a standalone product to help clients achieve compliance with the data integrity expectations of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as well as other regulatory authorities.

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02/10/2021 - Kalleid at SLAS 2021

Kalleid was pleased to be an exhibitor at the 2021 SLAS International Conference and Exhibition on January 25th-27th.  Since its inception in 2010, SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation Screening) has become the premier international community dedicated to advancing life sciences research, drug discovery, and laboratory technology through education, knowledge exchange, and global community building.

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02/10/2021 - SARS-CoV-2 Variants: The New Challenge for Laboratories

SARS-CoV-2 Variants: The New Challenge for Laboratories

Three new variants in the constantly-evolving SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus have become a cause for concern among health officials worldwide. Although probably not more lethal than existing strains, higher transmissibility rates have stressed public health systems in the United Kingdom, South Africa and Brazil. Three of the authorized SARS-CoV-2...

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02/10/2021 - Sunquest Physician Portal for pooled testing

As the demand for COVID-19 testing has increased, Sunquest has enhanced our industry-leading physician portal offering with the capability to process pooled tests – not just for COVID-19 but for any test that allows for pooling.


02/10/2021 - These States May Need Canna Testing Labs in 2021

Canna Testing Labs: Outlaw Labs Must Ride Into The Sunset

Last year’s elections saw voters in five states approve broader legalization of marijuana and cannabis products. That momentum will continue in 2021 as those states implement the new laws and several more states head down the path to legalization. Testing labs have the resources needed to support their states’ growing cannabis industries...

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02/10/2021 - CSols Validation Templates to Ensure all the Steps in Each CSV Process are Covered

CSols is now offering a robust suite of customizable validation templates to help guide you in your CSV efforts. The current templates available are IQ Protocol, OQ Protocol, PQ Protocol, Validation Plan, and Validation Summary Report. Additional forms to follow.

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02/10/2021 - Ardent Mills Case Study Demonstrates Ease of LIMS Implementation

Ardent Mills PRAutoscribe Informatics is pleased to release a new LIMS case study in conjunction with North America’s leading flour supplier and grain innovator, Ardent Mills. The Matrix Gemini Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) took just 6 months to implement and is now being used across the three laboratories in its Denver-based Innovation Center.

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 Journal Articles

02/01/2021 - Making data and workflows findable for machines

In this brief journal article published in Data Intelligence, Weigel et al. make their case for improving data object findability in order to benefit data and workflow management procedures for researchers. They argue that even with findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR) principles getting more attention, findability is the the starting point before anything else can be done, and that "support at the data infrastructure level for better automation of the processes dealing with data and workflows" is required. They succinctly describe the essential requirements for automating those processes, and then provide the basic building blocks that make up a potential solution, including—in the long-term—the application of machine learning. They conclude that adding automation to improve findability means that "researchers producing data can spend less time on data management and documentation, researchers reusing data and workflows will have access to metadata on a wider range of objects, and research administrators and funders may benefit from deeper insight into the impact of data-generating workflows."
 Featured Jobs

2 days ago - Senior Specialist, Informatics

Association of Public Health Laboratories - Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

PLEASE APPLY HERE: https://careers-aphl.icims.com/jobs/1231/senior-specialist%2c-informatics/job Senior Specialist, Informatics Job LocationsUS ID   2021-1231   # of Openings   1   Category   Informatics Salary 90,000-105,911 Position...

2 weeks ago - LIMS Admin

JRAD - Aberdeen, Maryland 21001

een, MD, US30+ days agoRequisition ID: 1300APPLYJRAD has an immediate need to fill a Horizon LIMS Administrator role in Aberdeen, Maryland.Roles/Responsibilities: Perform a wide variety of...

3 weeks ago - DQM Developer

EarthSoft - Concord, MA 01742

EarthSoft is hiring a developer (or three) to work cooperatively on our Data Qualification Module software and communicate with our clients and our our large...

4 weeks ago - Laboratory Manager

Goldstone Partners - Aurora, CO 80045

Summit Biolabs, located in Aurora, Colorado is harnessing the power of saliva-based diagnostics for early detection of head and neck cancer. As a result of...


Computational Thinking and Big Data

This is an advanced University of Adelaide-created course that is released on the edX platform, and is part of a university MicroMasters Program. The scheduled 10-week course is designed to help learners to better "apply computational thinking in data science" using tools such as "mathematical representations, probabilistic and statistical models, dimension reduction and Bayesian models." The course is free; a certificate of completion costs $249. The course requires on average eight to 10 hours a week of effort. Access to the class is on-demand.
 Upcoming Webinars

02/11/2021 - Webinar: How to ensure your lab is ready for future data growth

02/17/2021 - Astrix Webinar – “Digital Transformation of the Laboratory: A Perspective on LIMS”

02/24/2021 - Webinar: Using LabWare LIMS to Improve Your Lab’s Operational Effectiveness

02/25/2021 - Webinar: Digital Health, Big Data, and What Pharma Learned from COVID-19

 Featured Discussions

02/03/2021 - LIMS / ELN Cloud providers

01/28/2021 - Need HR Software for Small Business

01/27/2021 - Looking for hospital management software?

01/12/2021 - Archiving LIMS data

 Bid Opportunities

02/18/2021 - Invitation to Bid: Laboratory Information Management System (Rebid)

02/19/2021 - Request for Tenders: Laboratory Information Management System

02/20/2021 - Invitation to Tender: Supply, Delivery, Installation, Maintenance and Support of a Laboratory Information Management System

03/05/2021 - Request for Tender: Acquisition of a laboratory information management system specific to genetics for Limoges University Hospital

03/16/2021 - Request for Applications: Environmental Response Laboratory Network (ERLN) Analytical Support Services

03/24/2021 - Request for Proposal: Environmental Laboratory Information Management System

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